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Ms. Judith FurnariAmerican Literature, Period B23 January 2018 Literary Inventory Sheet – 30 PointsDirections:Choose either The Catcher in the Rye or The Crucible.Using your class notes, complete the literary inventory sheet as completely as you can.Spelling, punctuation, etc. count.Do not change any of the formatting.You will work on this in class on Monday & Tuesday.When finished:Delete these directions.Upload to TurnItIn and Google Classroom no later than 9 pm on Tuesday, 1/23/2018.  Your TurnItIn score should be no higher than 30%.  Failure to do submit to both clouds, will result in a 0.Title: The CrucibleAuthor: Arthur MillerGenre: Allegory, TragedyPoint of View: Third Person OmniscientSetting: Salem, MassachusettsTime: (Includes time period and how much time passes throughout the work)Time period: 1692Amount of time that passes: About 7 or 8 days pass throughout the first two acts. 3 months pass within acts 3 and 4. Place/s: (In order of appearance)Betty’s bedroom (Parris household)The Proctor homeThe town jailThe courthouseSocial Conditions of Main Characters: The characters live a Puritan lifestyle in the Crucible. They are under strict regulations on what they can or can not do. Some things they are not allowed to do include activities such as dancing, gambling, or wear fancy clothing. If any Puritan disobeys the rules, they will be penalized for it. They all live a simple lifestyle. Characters Protagonist: The protagonist is John Proctor, a tragic hero.He is a round character. He is a dynamic character. Best adjective that describes him/her: John is RespectableAction that shows this adjective: Proctor shows he is a good man when he dies because he knew that telling the truth and staying true to himself would result in him being hanged. Something the protagonist says/thinks that shows this adjective: In Act II when Proctor is trying to convince Mary to charge murder on Abigail, he tells her “My wife will never die for me! I will bring your guts into your mouth but that goodness will not die for me!” This shows that no matter what wrong he did to his wife, he would never let a good woman die for him. Something another character says about protagonist that shows this adjective: Elizabeth and John are arguing in their home when Elizabeth says,”I never thought you but a good man, John, only somewhat bewildered.” She knows he is a good man, he just made some mistakes. Physical description: John is a handsome, buff, and strong man with a dark complexion. Antagonist: The antagonist is Abigail Williams, a villain.She is a round character. She is a static character.Best adjective that describes him/her: Abigail is Intimidating.Action that shows this adjective: At the Parris household in Act I, Abigail slaps Betty across the face and says, “Shut it! Now shut it!”. She does this so Betty doesn’t tell anyone that she drank chicken blood. Something the antagonist says/thinks that shows this adjective: In Act I, Abigail threatens Mary and Mercy. She tells them, “Let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word … and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you.” She has a scary effect on them. Something another character says about antagonist that shows this adjective: In Act II, Proctor is trying to get Mary to tell the court that Abigail sabotaged Elizabeth by sticking the needle in the poppet. Mary answers him by saying, “She’ll kill me for saying that!”Physical description: Abigail is beautiful, thin, pale, and youthful. Three Important Supporting Characters with one adjective to describe each:Elizabeth Proctor-  SympatheticReverend Parris-  Egotistical Judge Danforth- UnfeelingInciting Action/Incident:  (Include who, when, where, what.)In Act I Betty becomes mysteriously ill and the doctor who goes to her room to check on her thinks her sickness is caused by the supernatural.  Protagonist’s Internal Conflict (Identify and explain.): John Proctor’s internal conflict is when he must choose to die truthful or lie and say he is a witch to stay alive. If he confesses to save his life, he gives up being a “good” puritan. If he dies from telling the truth, he will stay true to himself. Protagonist’s External Conflict (Identify and explain.): Throughout the whole play, John is trying to convince Abigail that all the bonds between them are broken.He wants her to understand that they are over, and what he did was a mistake. She keeps coming back to him saying that he loves her, but he says the same thing over and over. He wants nothing to do with her anymore. Three important events in rising action in order: (Include who, when, where, what.)The play starts off with Abigail and the girls dancing in the woods and conjuring spirits with Tituba. Reverend Parris discovers them in the forest.   Throughout Act II people all over the town were being accused of witchcraft by Abigail and sent to trial.In Act II Abigail and the girls put a needle in the poppet to frame Elizabeth. Abigail sat next to Mary in court that day, so it makes sense that she snuck the needle in the poppet during court.  Climax: (Include who, when, where, what.)In Act III Mary Warren accuses John of devil-worship outside the courthouse in front of everyone (Abigail, Judge Danforth, etc.). Two or three important events in falling action in order: (Include who, when, where, what.) In Act III Judge Danforth demands Proctor to confess while they are in the courtroom. Proctor responds with saying God is dead. In Act IV Parris reveals that Abigail robbed him. He begs to try and put off the hangings of Rebecca Nurse and John, but Danforth refuses to stop the executions. In Act IV Hale tries to convince Elizabeth to get Proctor to confess in the courtroom.She tells her husband that he is a good man regardless if he confesses or not. Resolution: (Include who, when, where, what.)The resolution is the death of John Proctor in Act IV. He saves his name on his own without Elizabeth having to pressure him. Theme 1 (declarative sentence): Arthur Miller expresses that fear and Jealousy corrupts a society. Theme 2 (declarative sentence): Arthur Miller illustrates that vanity clouds people’s judgement and corrupts them. Literary elements/devices the author uses plus two examples of each.  (Do not include anything listed from I through XV.) (Include who, when, where, what.) Simile Abigail is speaking to John in Act I and says, “I know how you clutched my back behind your house and sweated like a stallion whenever I came near.” She compares John to a stallion to describe how affectionate he was with her. Elizabeth and John are talking about Mary in Act II when Elizabeth says, ” It is a mouse no more. I forbid her go, and she raises up her chin like the daughter of a prince …” Elizabeth is saying that Mary can do whatever she pleases because she does not have any power over her.Metaphor In Act II Elizabeth tells John, “I do not judge you. The magistrate sits in your heart that judges you.” She explains that she has forgiven him a long time ago, he just doesn’t forgive himself. In Act II John Proctor is trying to express how large the farm is by saying, “The farm is a continent when you go foot by foot dropping seeds in it.” HyperboleIn Act II John says, “Oh, Elizabeth, your justice would freeze beer!” After the affair, Proctor exaggerates and says that Elizabeth has been treating him so cold that it would freeze alcohol.   In Act II Proctor is speaking with Elizabeth in their home and says, “I will curse her hotter than the oldest cider in hell.” He puts way more emphasis on something that simply means “go to hell” to make it more dramatic.


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